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Borrow and renew

If you are registered as member, you can order publications from the depot through the catalogue, make reservations and in many cases borrow books. For special collections different access conditions apply.

The normal loan period is four weeks. Books which are not lendable are kept for one week in the reading room. The maximum number of publications which can be borrowed at one time is fifteen. It is not permitted to pass on borrowed materials to any other person.

Collecting
You may collect requested publications during the opening hours of the NMI. Requested materials will be set aside during one week.

Request » (Library Catalogue)


Renewal, prolongation

You may renew the loan period of borrowed publications through the library catalogue. A loan period may be extended, unless the publication is under reservation. Books on loan may be reserved. You will be notified when the book is available.

Renewal » (Library Catalogue)


Return

Publications on loan should be returned on the due date at the latest. If returned by mail, materials should be carefully wrapped. Any risk of damage or loss during delivery is the borrower's responsibility. On request, we will provide you with a delivery receipt.


Fines & damages

In case the loan period is exceeded, the borrower will be sent a (first) reminder by email. If there is no reaction to this reminder, a second reminder will be sent out after one week. If there is no response to this, the borrowing rights will be blocked and a fine will be imposed of € 4,50 per publication. You will be notified of this through a third reminder. The borrower's rights will only be reinstated after delivery of the publication(s) and payment of the fine(s). If the NMI has to replace a book not returned, the borrower will be held liable for all costs involved. The costsill be at least € 49,50 per publication.

Full rules and regulations for visitors » (pdf)